Domestic Property Thermal Imaging Jack 2018-02-20T17:01:16+00:00

Domestic Property Thermal Imaging

Non-destructive thermal imaging surveys for domestic properties

What can thermal imaging detect?

Heat Loss

Identify areas of heat loss, map thermal comfort levels and locate air leakage.

Damp & Mould

Assess the probability of damp and mould using advanced thermal indexing methods.

Continuity of Insulation

Accurately detect and locate areas of missing, damaged or inadequate insulation.

Dispute Resolution

As independent surveyors, we’re able to provide definitive evidence for dispute resolution.

Underfloor Heating

Thermal imaging cameras can assist in mapping underfloor heating systems.

As Designed vs. As Built

Investigative new-builds and identify variation against design specifications.

Why iRed?

Nationwide Coverage

We have engineers based in the North and South of England, covering the whole of the UK.

Accredited Engineers

Our engineers are accredited by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

Expert Reporting

iRed collaborates with the University of Portsmouth to pioneer new techniques for industry.

Case Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is thermography? Jack 2017-09-07T15:03:59+00:00

Thermography (otherwise known as “Thermal Imaging”) is a specialist technique which uses infrared-sensitive cameras to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, rotating machinery and devices to detect faults or problematic areas, as part of routine maintenance or fault-finding. This non-invasive method allows the identification – both in terms of location and severity – of problems associated with heat loss.

How does it work? Jack 2017-09-07T15:04:12+00:00

Rather than using a CMOS or CCD detector which records different levels of a range of visible light colours, a thermal imaging camera uses a microbolometer array to accurately measure levels of infrared radiation across a scene. This temperature data is then processed to produce a thermal image (known as “thermogram”), which can then be very precisely quantified or measured.

Are there any requirements for thermographic surveys? Jack 2017-01-27T14:53:42+00:00

It is recommended that certain conditions are met to ensure any outcomes within our reports are fully accurate and actionable. To ‘see’ heat loss (or gain) at least a 10°C temperature difference between the inside and outside must be achieved for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the survey if occupied, or 72 hours for a ‘dead’ building. If the building has no operational heating system, temporary direct heaters (such as space heaters) may be required. It’s because of this that surveys can often take place very early in the morning or late in the evening.

For a full list of thermographic survey requirements, please click here.

What can I expect from a thermographic survey? Jack 2017-01-27T14:37:52+00:00

Upon completetion of a thermographic survey, clients will recieve a precise and detailed report featuring comments and advice from experienced and highly qualified thermographers. We only allow level 2 or above thermographers to produce our reports, ensuring your report is as comprehensive as possible. We’re then available to help, explain and troubleshoot your new thermal data with you as much as you need.

Are you certified/accredited? Jack 2017-01-27T14:29:08+00:00

Absolutely! All of our thermographers are level 1/2/3 certified. We are also a CHAS accredited contractor, registered Constructionline supplier, UKTA approved to conduct BREEAM thermographic surveys, BINDT approved training centre and ISO 9001:2008 registered. To see a full list of our accreditations, please click here.

How far can you see using thermal imaging? Jack 2017-09-07T15:03:08+00:00

In short, as far as you can with your eyes. For example, imagine looking at a building on the horizon – you might be able to distinguish its shape, but you won’t be able to see people inside walking by the windows. This is very much the same for thermal imaging cameras. Whilst factors such as object, resolution and environmental conditions all play a role, most objects distinguishable with your eyes will be visible on an infrared camera.

Is thermal imaging dangerous? Jack 2017-09-07T15:03:18+00:00

No, it’s totally harmless! Everything gives off infrared radiation, and thermal imaging cameras merely detect this existing radiation (rather than emit anything).

Can thermal imaging cameras see through walls? Jack 2017-09-07T15:03:27+00:00

Unfortunately not! Thermal imaging cameras can only detect heat as it radiates off of an object, and as such cannot “see” through solid objects such as brick walls.

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